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File:Mercedes V6 DTM Rennmotor 1996.jpg|thumb|upright=1.2|A V6 internal combustion engine from a Mercedes-Benz An '''engine''' or '''motor''' is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into Motion (physics)|mechanical energy.[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/motor Dictionary.com: (World heritage)] "3. any device that converts another form of energy into mechanical energy so as to produce motion" Heat engines burn a fuel to create heat, which is then used to create a force. Electric motors convert electrical energy into machine (mechanical)|mechanical motion; pneumatic motors use compressed air and clockwork motors in wind-up toys use elastic energy. In biological systems, molecular motors, like myosins in muscles, use chemical energy to create forces and eventually motion.
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